Condolence Images & Sympathy Quotes to Share

Last Updated on September 22, 2020

Welcome to our collection of beautiful condolence images, quotes, and memes.

Browse these condolence images to share with a grieving friend. Find help and inspiration and when you don’t know what to write in a condolence message. Or simply scroll through and read these encouraging quotes as you mourn your loved one.

We hope these quotes and images provide a measure of comfort in this difficult time.

A note about sharing…

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Help with Offering Condolences:

What Are Condolences?

A condolence is simply an expression of sympathy, spoken or written to someone who has suffered a loss.

Offering condolences, condolence expressions, and sympathy sayings are all the same thing: Words expressed to someone in the midst of their sorrow.

In this article, we’ll use sympathy and condolences interchangeably.

Go-To Condolence & Sympathy Phrases

Many of the sympathy quote images below use portions of these phrases, while other quotes provide a unique thought or perspective.

To create a full and complete condolence message drawn from the images below, you can add a variation on one of these simple phrases:

  • My condolences.
  • Please accept my condolences.
  • You have my deepest condolences at your loss.
  • My deepest sympathies.
  • You have my sympathy.
  • You have my deepest sympathy and [love, support, condolences, etc].
  • He/She will be missed.
  • We are so sorry for your loss.
  • I was saddened to hear that [Name] passed away.
  • We are deeply saddened at the news of [Name’s] death.
  • Thinking of you.
  • Praying for you.
  • You are in our thoughts and prayers.
  • His/her memory will be treasured always.

Our Favorite Condolence Images

Here’s our very favorite images… and we suspect they will be yours, too.

Knowing your loved was a privilege and a blessing. You have my deepest condolences for your loss.

Knowing your loved one was a privilege and a blessing. You have my deepest condolences for your loss.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal.

No matter how hard it gets, you are not alone. I'm right here with you.

No matter how hard it gets, you are not alone. I’m right here with you.

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

Though gone from sight to memory dear (alternative)

Though gone from sight to memory dear.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1)

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.
– Psalm 46:1

Timeless Sympathy Quotes

Quotes from famous people that have endured because the words are truly timeless.

Condolence Images

“Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.”
– Dr. Suess

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
– Helen Keller

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
– C.S. Lewis

Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith: it is the price of love - Elizabeth I

“Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith: it is the price of love.
– Elizabeth I

Best Sympathy Images and Quotes

“Grief is the last act of love we give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”
– Unknown

Winnie the Pooh Sympathy Quotes

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
– Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

Sympathy Sayings

Classic sayings and phrases to say when you want to express sympathy.

You have my condolence in honor of a life so beautifully lived and a heart so deeply loved.

You have my condolences in honor of a life so beautifully lived and a heart so deeply loved.

Please know that I am here for you in this difficult time.

Please know that I am here for you in this difficult time.

No longer by our side but forever in our hearts.

No longer by our side, but forever in our hearts.

Sharing in your sadness as you remember

Sharing in your sadness as you remember.

It's hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember

It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.

I am so sorry for your loss

I am so sorry for your loss.

Thinking of you and sending you my love.

Thinking of you in this sad time and sending you my love.

Though gone from sight to memory dear

Though gone from sight to memory dear.

Sharing in Grief - Sympathy Quotes

We share in this time of grief with you; and we also share in celebrating the memories of your loved one.

What to say when you don't know what to say

I’m going to be honest and say that I don’t have the perfect words to say right now. Just know that I love you.

Condolence Phrases

Heartfelt messages to offer your condolences.

Thinking about you day and night. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Thinking about you day and night. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted (Matthew 5:4)

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
– Matthew 5:4

Quotes for Sympathy and Condolences

My condolences as you remember an amazing person who will be sorely missed.

Warm Regards - Condolence Quotes

Please accept my warm regards, deep sympathy, and most sincere condolences.

I'm sending great BIG hugs your way.

I’m sending great BIG hugs your way.

See more here: 101 Condolence Messages

Wishes on the Death of a Loved One

May your memories bring you peace and comfort as you mourn this great loss.

I pray that you may receive strength for today and hope for tomorrow.

I pray that you may receive strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.

While no words can take away, The sorrow that you bear, May you find comfort knowing, That others truly care

While no words can take away
The sorrow that you bear,
May you find comfort knowing
That others truly care.

I'm so sorry you're having to go through this. My prayer for you is peace and comfort even as you grieve.

I’m so sorry you’re having to go through this. My prayer for you is peace and comfort even as you grieve.

Wishing you peace and comfort during this hard time.

Wishing you comfort and strength for the days ahead.

Thinking of You Sympathy Quotes

Thinking of you and praying you find moments of peace and comfort in the midst of your grief.

Condolence Images for Those Who Grieve

I pray that you will receive the blessing of being consoled.

Comforting Quote Images

Hold on to the memories because every moment was a gift.

Hold on to the memories, because every moment was a gift.

"Grief is like the ocean. It comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim." - Vicki Harrison

Grief is like the ocean. It comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.
– Vicki Harrison

It's OK to not be OK.

It’s ok to not be ok. Grief is a journey everyone travels at their own pace.

Famous Funeral Quotes

“Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth had ever read, which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before.”
– C.S. Lewis

Sympathy Quotes for Loss

When you need the right words to say for the loss of a specific relation.

Sympathy Quotes for Loss of Mother

How someone makes others feel about themselves say a lot about that person. Your mother had that gift to make others feel special, loved, and appreciated. She was a true treasure.

How someone makes others feel about themselves says a lot about that person. Your mother had that gift to make others feel special, loved, and appreciated. She was a true treasure.

She asked for so little, yet gave so very much.

A mother’s love is unlike any other; it lasts forever.

She fought the good fight, she finished the race, she kept the faith - II Timothy 4:7

She fought the good fight; she finished the race; she kept the faith.
– From II Timothy 4:7

A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.

Sympathy Quote Images - Loss of Mother

“Losing a mother doesn’t happen in a moment. It takes years to appreciate the impact of what’s gone.”
– Lisa-Jo Baker

Sympathy Quotes for Loss of Father

I am truly honored to have known your father. He was an incredible person and I will miss him greatly.

I am truly honored to have known your father. He was an incredible person and I will miss him greatly.

He was so happy that when anyone saw him, they became happy too. His was a truly beautiful life.

He was so happy that when anyone saw him, they became happy too. His was a truly beautiful life.

Your father’s memory will be treasured always.

A father's guiding hand on your shoulder will always remain as you honor his memory.

A father’s guiding hand on your shoulder will always remain as you honor his memory.

He fought the good fight; he finished the race; he kept the faith.
– From II Timothy 4:7

Best Sympathy Quotes and Condolence Expressions

A father’s love is forever imprinted on his child’s heart.
– Jennifer Williamson

Sympathy Quotes for Loss of Wife

Wishing You Peace - Sympathy Quotes

Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to help you face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

With Sympathy Quotes - Condolence Quote Images

May the Great Healer pass His gentle hand over your heart and soul as you mourn the loss of your beloved wife.

Together Forever Quotes - We were together. I forget the rest

“We were together. I forget the rest.”
– Walt Whitman

She loved life - Celebration of Life Quotes - Images

She loved life and it loved her right back.

Wherever a beautiful soul has been quote

Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.

In Loving Memory for Loss of Wife

She was deeply loved and will be sorely missed. Thinking of you today.

Sympathy Quotes for Loss of Husband

Loss of husband quotes for bereavement

With much sympathy on the loss of your husband.

Memorial Candle with Condolence Quote

Sharing in your grief and sorrow as you remember your husband.

A husband lives on in the hearts and minds of those he leaves behind

He lives on in the hearts and minds of the loving family he left behind.

This feeling of brokenness is real

This feeling of brokenness is real. Don’t let anyone minimize that.

Love is a bond - Sympathy Quotes
Love is a bond that death cannot sever. We remember and mourn with you on the loss of your wonderful husband.

Love is a bond that death cannot sever. We remember and mourn with you at the loss of your wonderful husband.

Meaningful Memorial Quotes About Relationships

Death ends a life, not a relationship.
– Robert Benchley

Sympathy Quotes for Loss of Daughter

There are no words - condolence quotes

There are no words that can convey the sorrow we feel at the loss of your daughter. She will be greatly missed.

Meaningful Memorial and Funeral Quotes

A daughter is always with us. First in her lifetime, then forever in our memories.

Our condolences at the heartbreaking loss of your cherished daughter. You are in our thoughts as we grieve with you.

Our condolences at the heartbreaking loss of your cherished daughter. You are in our thoughts as we grieve with you.

A life that touches others goes on forever

A life that touches others goes on forever.

Footprint Quotes for Sympathy

There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.

Treasured with Love, Missed with Grief

Treasured with a love beyond all feeling; missed with a grief beyond all tears. Our condolences at the loss of your daughter.

Sympathy Quotes for Loss of Son

There are no words that can convey the sorrow we feel at the loss of your son. He will be greatly missed.

There are no words that can convey the sorrow we feel at the loss of your son. He will be greatly missed.

Memorial Quotes for Son

A son is always with us. First in his lifetime, then forever in our memories.

Our condolences at the heartbreaking loss of your beloved son. You are in our thoughts as we mourn with you.

Our condolences at the heartbreaking loss of your beloved son. You are in our thoughts as we mourn with you.

In Loving Memory

Gone from our presence but not our hearts.

Sympathy Messages and Condolence Images

Those we have held in our arms for a little while we hold in our hearts forever.

Loss of Son - Sympathy Quote Images

Treasured with a love beyond all feeling; missed with a grief beyond all tears. Our condolences at the loss of your son.

Sympathy Quotes for Loss of Pet

No longer by our side but forever in our hearts.

No longer by our side, but forever in our hearts.

It hurts because it mattered - Sympathy Quote
Cat Loss Sympathy Quote

It hurts because it mattered.

Dog / Pet Loss Sympathy Sayings

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
– Roger Caras

Condolences

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

Pet Loss Sympathy Quotes

The loss you feel is real, because pets truly are a part of the family.

Paw Prints On Our Hearts - Memorial Quotes for Pets

She left her paw prints all over our hearts.

Pet Loss Condolences

To the world he might have been just a dog, but to you, he was so much more. Our condolences at the loss of your beloved companion.

Pet Loss Sympathy Quote (Image)

She smiled with her eyes,
laughed with her tail,
and loved with all her heart.

See more Pet Loss Quotes.

How to Sign a Sympathy Card

How do you end a sympathy card? Here are some helpful phrases to use to conclude you condolences:

  • My condolences
  • Our sincere condolences
  • With sympathy
  • With deepest sympathy
  • Thinking of you
  • With love
  • Much love
  • Warmest regards
  • Yours truly
  • With [Name] in our thoughts and memories

Simply write one of these phrases, add a comma, and sign your name.

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